Speaking to Variety in an interview, Turner revealed that production on season 8 only begun a couple of months ago. Asked about the progress, Turner said, “We started in October, so we’re maybe like a tenth of the way through. [Laughs.] No, no, we’ve got six or seven months left.” She also confirmed that the season would be released in 2019, following a bunch of other movies that are also on her plate.
As you might have heard, Turner will be in the X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie, and when asked about it, she said, “Yeah, I’m really excited. “Game of Thrones” comes out in 2019. “Dark Phoenix” is in November. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out. I’m a producer on my next movie [“Girl Who Fell From the Sky”]. So I’m really excited about the future.”
This seems to be in line with what we have heard before, which is that the release date of season 8 has yet to be decided, indicating that a 2018 release was unlikely. Given that season 8 will be the final season in the series and is expected to only feature 6 episodes, here’s hoping that it will be worth the wait.